HC Deb 17 May 1977 vol 932 c127W
32. Mr. Flannery

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if it is her policy, when the upswing in the economy occurs, to utilise the existing teaching force and buildings to bring down the size of classes in the primary and secondary sectors of education; and if she will make a statement.

Miss Margaret Jackson

It remains the Government's intention, as soon as economic conditions allow, to secure further improvements in school staffing standards, and a reduction in the number of over-large classes.